I entered a short story competition that required me to write a 1000 word short story in 48 hours. The story needed to meet three things, a genre (Crime Caper), a location (A shrine) and an object (A cash register). It took me a while to find the right idea and to get it to work in a way I was happy with. But like the last time I entered something similar, I enjoyed the desire to find the story that sparked the right way for me. So, for the sake of creativity, here is 1 of the 24 rejected stories in a 100 word format..
A Matter Of Change
“If I knew you were going to be bitter about it all, I would’ve been more sympathetic to your needs. But you didn’t share any of that shit with me. You just lied to me, like the rest.” He says, as he stares across the counter at her.
Her bottom lip trembles, and tears well up in her eyes. “I-I-I-I, I thought you were different. I thought you’d understand why.”
The register pops open, he grabs a handful of cash and shoves them into her hands. “Well SURPRISE, I’m not. NOW take your FUCKING change and get the hell out!”